His family probably lives in the big baboon tree in Nyani Grove. It's not far.

Kion, Baboons!

Nyani Grove (also known as The Baboons' Forest) is a location in the Pride Lands. It is home to Big Baboon's Troop.


Nyani Grove is a relatively flat area, composed of tall trees with many branches. A few large boulders also jut out from the ground.


The Rise of Makuu

After Makuu wins the Mashindano, he forces the hippos out of Big Springs the very next day. As a result, animals become shifted around and start to take up residence in other parts of the Pride Lands, including the giraffes, who move into Nyani Grove and push the baboons out.

Kiara rushes to find the Lion Guard in the lair, explaining that Zazu has heard about the giraffes moving into the baboon's forest. Since Simba and Nala are out hunting, she turns to them for their help.

Later, the baboons move into Pride Rock. Kion is then prompted to sort out the problem once and for all, and confronts Makuu and forces him to leave Big Springs. After he does so, the baboons move back into the forest.


When Fuli rescues a Baby Baboon from drowning (having just rescued him from Mzingo's Committee), Kion tasks her with getting the baby home safely. He instructs her to visit Big Baboon's Tree in Nyani Grove, where the baboons live.

Big Baboon explains

Fuli does as asked, and when the cheetah arrives, Big Baboon greets her and questions what she is doing there. She explains that she is there to return the baby, but Big Baboon informs her that the Baby Baboon actually lives in Mapango Cliffs with a neighbouring troop, not Nyani Grove. Fuli reluctantly turns to leave, but troop call her back. They ask her to deliver a message to them and, when she agrees to, they proceed to hurl fruit at her until she leaves.

With their message sent, Big Baboon questions whose turn it is to pick up the throwing fruit, and the rest of his troop point towards each other. Big Baboon irritably utters 'baboons'.

Ono the Tickbird

Whilst separated from Mwenzi, Kifaru unintentionally causes damage to Nyani Grove.

Beshte and the Beast

When the Army of Scar is in the Pride Lands Kion suggets making a short cut through Nyani Grove. Shujaa starts knocking down trees to make a path for them. The baboons start flying out of there trees Fuli and Beshte go to stop them.

The Queen's Visit

While Fuli, Tiifu and Zuri teach Queen Dhahabu about baboons  Reirei's Pack scares them away. The jackals get beat by the Lion Guard, Starehe and Raha.



Pride Lands
Aardvark DensAcacia GroveAcacia SavannaBig Baboon TreeBig RavineBig SpringsChakula PlainsChamber of the Lion GuardChekundu CliffsEmbamba CanyonFlat Ridge RockFlood PlainsGiraffe Watering HoleGnu PlainGorgeGrove of TreesGreat Big LakeHakuna Matata FallsHippo SpringsKilio ValleyKulinda's NestLake KiziwaLaini's TreeLake MatopeLake ShangazaMaji Baridi FallsMapango CliffsMapema RockMakuu's Watering HoleMaumivu Thorn PatchMbali FieldsMekundu CliffsMizimu GroveMud PotsNandembo CavernsNdefu GroveNyani GroveOno's NestPoromoko CrevassePride RockRafiki's TreeRocky PlainsRocky RidgeSehemu PassShelter of the Lion GuardSwampThe Lair of the Lion GuardThe Tallest TreeUkuni WoodsUrembo MeadowsUrembo RiverUshari's HoleUtamu TreeWatering Hole
Broken RockElephant GraveyardOutlands VolcanoJasiri's Watering HoleReirei's CaveRocky PlateauTermite MoundsZira's Den
Back Lands
Acacia WoodsBadili's TreeBack Lands CanyonsDhahabu GroveDhahabu's Watering HoleMirihi Forest
Other Locations
Azaad's CanyonBamboo ForestBamboo WoodsCavernCliffsCanyonsCiso RiverCikha EscarpmentDragon IslandDesertDirishaDesert PlainsFlamingo BeachForestGreat Stone WallGreat Big LakeHot SpringsIcy RiverJungleMisty FallsMountainMarshMama Binturong's HideoutMountain PassMarsh ForestOceanPoolPondPratibimbaRed RocksRainbow FallsRocky MountainsRavineRiverbedSokwe's CaveSummer SpringsStone ForestTheluji MountainsStone ForestTundraTree of LifeWinter WoodsWillows
Moja Kwa Moja Landmarks
Bamboo ForestBig Mountains with Sun RockCliff with Tall TreeDried WaterfallDried PoolFour StarsGiant LakeHoled RockIroko TreeMonkey-Shaped MountainRainbow RocksRiverTwo-Peaked MountainWaterfall
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